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Dray Horse Ale: To represent the robust nature of this symbolic work animal, Black Creek has selected a full bodied, rich brown ale, brewed using both Ontario grown hops and malt. This flavourful ale is perfectly suited to the Fall & Winter season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (530) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Pours like dark earth in a glass. More honest than most. Maybe not not as hip then the last beer you had but that’s probably why it’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (452) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
bottle. Pours dark brown, zero head, looks more like a cola than a beer. Aroma is nice; light roast, some vanilla, wood/earth. Very thin palate, the taste has some sweet sugar and raisin notes to go with the burnt/roast. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1202) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
(bottle) clear brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of vanilla, roast; dry, pleasant flavour with a long light bitter finish; thin palate; more like a dry stout than a brown ale; nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Ruby-brown with a thin but fairly healthy looking tan head. Aroma is nice - toasted nuts, bit of raisin, brown sugar (very slightly burnt), a hint of dried leaves. Flavour follows, with the toasted nuts being quite prominent, along with some dry cocoa, a suggestion of tart blackcurrant, and a subtly hopped finish. Body is a bit thinner than I normally like for the style, but still OK. Not the most thrilling beer - a bit workmanlike, really - but given the name, perhaps that’s fitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours dark brown. Some hops and some but aroma with coffee. A little heAD, no lacing. Finishes bitter. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (505) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
Aroma: Fruity malt accents like raisins and field berries with roasted notes of milk chocolate and a bit of caramel and brown sugar. Very interesting nose. Appearance: Brown with red glints, mostly clear, small creamy head but persistent. Lacing is fading rapidly. Taste: Attack is pretty roasted with notes of roasted grain. Not chocolate or coffee but roasted cereals. Farmyard taste. Also field berries and blackcurrant. Mouth feel is thin and watery but soft. Interesting roasted bitterness and wonderful nose are the characteristics of this beer. Few hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (313) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark but clear brown with a small off-white head. Aromas are of chocolate, nuts, and barnyard. Taste is dry roasty malt and nutty bitterness. Light carbonation with an upfront bitter bite and a short finish. Not an overly complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bouteille 500ml.De couleur brune très foncée et claire. Nez de malt rôti, léger de caramel avec des notes fruitées (mûres), de café et de houblon herbeux. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes huileuses. Goût de malt rôti avec des petites notes fruitées (mûres) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute des notes de pain grillé et des traces de chocolat puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux avec un léger goût de café. Post-goût moyen-court, très légèrement amer de rôti etde café avec des notes de houblon herbeux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1866) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
500 mL bottle. Brown with virtually no head. Nutty aroma, as a brown ale should have. Nutty flavour as well, with some white bread as well. A little thin, but not too bad. Better than anything Trafalgar brews for themselves, which leads me to believe that it’s the recipes, not the equipment.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
Very dark brown but clear pour with a small amount of white head that basically just ringed the glass. Really nice fresh field like scent. Farm like without the manure. For whatever reason it smells wholesome and inviting. Really dig this smell. Nice and easy to drink. Warming and nutty. A bit sweet. Easy to drink with low carbonation. I know most beer aficionados would kill me for this but I’m enjoying this significantly more than the Russion Gun Imperial Stout. A fine beer. Cool to see it’s a "Historic Beer of Canada" as well. Patriotism in a bottle :D Wish I had bought more.

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